YES, Cooking Healthy for One or Two Can Be Easy, Fast, and Yummy!
Do you believe that you are important enough to be a priority in how and what you cook or eat?
Aging Gracefully demands the busting of false paradigms in all areas of life and what we eat is a biggie.
Please read on.
In my wonderful Facebook group of 50+ers, https://www.facebook.com/groups/LifeSizing/
I am going through the R section of my book which stands for ROUTINE. ie, our lifestyles. Recently, I did a video post on asking this question,
ARE YOU A PRIORITY?
The reasoning for this question is obvious to most of you in that unless we truly CHOOSE to make ourselves a priority, significant lifestyle changes are unlikely to manifest in anyone’s eating habits.
I believe there are 3 pillars to Wellness in Aging Gracefully:
1. Seek to achieve a balanced life in all areas
2. Implement or apply acquired knowledge
3. Choose to prioritize yourself
You see, it is not enough to merely read this post without a decision to do what it takes to become healthy and stay healthy. An exceptionally essential “ingredient” to Healthy Aging is choosing to cook or to eat healthy. Sounds rather unrealistic right, but how to do this for just one or two?
Step number one is to PLAN your healthy meals even if it is to order out, make yourself a priority by choosing wisely. Randomly grabbing whatever at the end of your day when the absolutely last thing possible for you is to even think about cooking is a trap leading to failure and guilt. I get that!
In this post, this week’s worth of meals is the tip of the iceberg regarding the answer to cooking and eating healthy for one or two. Again, in my book, Design Smarts, chapters 12, 13, and 14 are detailed explanations on how and why HEALTH is the New WEALTH.
So from this one turkey breast done simply in my crock pot with the added broths, produce meals for 5 nights and my lunch for 3 days.
Meal Number One
Meal Number Two
My favorite and often way of cooking for us is when there is only one pan. Yes, this is so possible! With leftover turkey or chicken (can be of course from purchased roasted chicken) I simply saute’ fresh spinach in a small amount of olive oil, sprinkled with garlic salt. Optional is fresh squeezed lemon juice. Turn off burner.
While still hot, over cooked spinach, add leftover turkey or chicken, added small amount of favorite tomato sauce (I used tomato vodka sauce from Sam’s) sprinkled with fav parmesan or Romano cheese. Cover to let flavors blend.
Purchased this sauce from Sam’s. A little bit gives a huge flavor punch along with saving calories.
So you see, it’s definitely possible to cook and eat healthy even while living super buy lives. But, the biggest obstacle is your decision if you a priority enough to choose to do this for yourselves?
Nothing in life, absolutely nothing in life moves forward without our decision to choose a new way or to remain in the same path forward. This is why the motto of my group is, “We do more for ourselves, so that we can be more for others.”
Lastly, what’s better than a satisfying healing turkey or chicken soup? This is the final meal from cooking once then eating and enjoying many, many fast, healthy, easy, and healthy meals.
And you all can too!
Living and loving life together,